Laval & Place Bell to host their first ever national short track speed skating competition

The Canadian Senior Selections #2 will be held this weekend, March 23-25

Laval, March 21, 2018 – Laval and Place Bell will play host for the very first time to a national short track speed skating competition this weekend, March 23-25, with the presentation of the Canadian Senior Selections #2.
 
A total of 64 skaters, 32 women and 32 men, will take part in this competition, including several members of Speed Skating Canada’s National and Development Teams, but excluding the athletes who represented Canada at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, and at last weekend's ISU World Championships in Montreal.
 
Participating athletes will look to improve their national ranking in hopes of qualifying for the national and development teams next season.
 
The competition will be webstreamed live through the Fédération de patinage de vitesse du Québec’s YouTube Channel. A link is available at: www.speedskating.ca.
 
Following is the approximate competition schedule (local time):
 
Friday, March 23 (1500m)
2:10 pm to 5:36 pm
 
Saturday, March 24 (500m)
1:40 pm to 5:40 pm
 
Sunday, March 25 (1000m and relays)
10:10 am to 4:01 pm
 
More info, including the full schedule and results, are available on Speed Skating Canada’s website: www.speedskating.ca.

About Speed Skating Canada
Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is the governing body for long track and short track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, SSC is comprised of 13 provincial and territorial associations. Speed Skating Canada is committed to Challenge and Inspire Canada to Thrive through the power of Speed Skating. SSC recognizes and values its outstanding volunteers who give freely of their time and expertise. It also celebrates the 63 Olympic medals won by Canadian athletes since 1932, as well as the coaches, officials and other dedicated individuals who helped them on their journey. www.speedskating.ca

Speed Skating Canada would like to thank its sponsors:

Premium partner: Intact Insurance
Funding partners: Government of Canada (Sport Canada), Own The Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee
Official On-Ice High Performance Apparel: Li-Ning
Long Track Team Sponsor: KIA
Official Suppliers: Auclair, USANA
Official Technical Equipment Supplier: Nagano Skate
Sport Development Partners: Winsport Canada, Calgary’s Olympic Oval, University of Calgary, Institut national du sport du Québec, Government of Quebec, Canadian Sport Institute-Calgary, City of Montreal, Quebec City, Excellence sportive Québec-Lévis

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For information:
Patrick Godbout
Communications & Media Relations Manager
Speed Skating Canada
Email: pgodbout@speedskating.ca
Phone: 514 213-9897
Website: www.speedskating.ca 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SSC.PVC
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SSC_PVC